UiPath announced today the appointment of Lenore Kerrigan as Head of Sales for South Africa. Based in Johannesburg, Kerrigan will drive sales for the UiPath Enterprise RPA platform throughout the country.
Kerrigan is responsible for managing and growing the customer base and partner ecosystem in South Africa and has technical, support and sales teams in place at the Johannesburg office to support this. The rapidly increasing demand for RPA in South Africa means that Kerrigan will grow her team quickly in 2019, open additional offices and help develop automation skills to create more jobs locally.
Lenore is joining UiPath during a period of explosive growth for the company both globally and in the EMEA region. In 2018, UiPath opened new offices in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Romania, Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, and Spain.
Kerrigan said: “I am more than excited to join UiPath in this momentous period for the automation market. I look forward to working with our network of global strategic partners and local resellers, helping South African companies to become more competitive and productive. I know that the UiPath Enterprise RPA software platform will become the solution of choice for private and public sector companies in the country.”
A key initiative that Kerrigan will be supporting is developing local skills in accordance with the Black Economic Empowerment program of the South African government. This will be part of the UiPath Academic Alliance Program whose mission is to provide automation training to more than one million students globally in the next three years.
Karan Dixit, Vice President of Sales MEA at UiPath, said: “The South African market is ripe for RPA, and we’ve already managed interesting automation deployments with local customers and partners. We are working alongside ambitious companies looking to increase customer and employee satisfaction and helping to speed up their development. Lenore’s experience within international corporations, large enterprises as well as start-ups is vital for seamless collaborations and successful deployments.”